Both. Some pumps have not been inspected within the legally allowed
four years. Some have not been inspected at all. Every
situation is different. There are some gas stations that have never
been inspected; other gas stations haven't been inspected in the
required four year time period. Some haven't been inspected since
Perry was Ag Commissioner. That's how bad the problem is.
As to the information to support the claim that gas pumps in
every TDA region of the state are out of inspection, etc. Please
find listings for TDA Regions 1-4 below. I thought Hank coming
home this afternoon, but I misread the schedule and he is on his
way to Houston, and I cannot get you Region 5 until he returns as
it is not in my personal possession.
For those regions we haven't held press conferences in, we
are releasing only one or two locations per TDA region.
Also, with regard to the unofficial inspection stickers,
when I spoke to Hank about this again today, he advised that
he intended to say Murphy's Gas Stations (the ones at Wal-Mart and
Sam's Clubs), Shell, and Valero and not Brookshire's
While HEB and Brookshires use service companies (HEB actually
has its own staff that does it and has their machines calibrated
by TDA), the stickers he was referring to are used by Murphy's,
Shell stations, Valero stations, and dozens of other gas chains
across the state. He did not recall specifically saying HEB and
Brookshires, but advises that, when he gave that speech, he had
been traveling all night from event to event, was tired, and
clearly misspoke. The video has not been visible online for well
over a month. We took it down after the Staples' campaign stole
copyrighted material from that video.
Here are the first few pumps we mentioned in our Amarillo
press conference last week:
1. Stop-N-Save 908 E Amarillo Blvd
79107 2ndQtr 2005
2. Loveís Truck Stop 8615 Canyon Dr.
79118 No stickers
3. J-N-B Quickshop Central and River Rd 2ndQtr 2006
4. Flying J Truck Stop 9601 E I40 79118 No Inspection
5. United Supermarket 5601 Amarillo Blvd.
W No Stickers
6. Taylorís Food Mart` 4434 S. Western
79109 4thQtr 2004
7. Toot N Totum 4631 S Western 79109 No Inspections
Here are a few pumps from our press conference in Tyler a
few weeks ago (note: TDA blitzed Tyler after our press
conference, and most of these are now in compliance):
Mini Mart 2431
ESE Loop 323 Tyler EXPIRED/1997/2003
Kyleís Kwik Stop/Valero 6288 U.S. 271 Tyler 2006/EXPIRED STICKERS
Fuel Plus Gentry
Parkway @ SH 271 Tyler NO CURRENT
ESE Loop 323 Tyler NO CURRENT
Z Food Mart
19 Trinity, Tx.
2nd qtr., 2004 exp.
79 Round Rock, Tx. uninspected
IH 35 South Austin, Tx.
On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 12:26 PM,
Gardner Selby <email@example.com>
I am back on this
today. If you have information, I am interested.
Is Hank Gilbert saying the pumps he's seen have not been
inspected within the legally allowed four years -- or not
at all -- or something else? It's not clear in the Tyler